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How does Robert Louis Stevenson explore good and evil in the novel Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(TM)?

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How does Robert Louis Stevenson explore good and evil in the novel 'Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'? In this novel Robert Louis Stevenson has explored many themes as life style and perception as we assume Dr Jekyll is good and harmless because he is a doctor also the medical advances that were happening in the Victorian times were considered evil and bad and as we see in the novel the medicine is used to keep Mr. Hyde from taking over Dr Jekyll body and the biggest theme which is good and evil this was a very big thing in Victorian times and people were closely observed to see if they were normal and good or abnormal and evil. The Victorian time period was from 1837-1901 and in this time a lot happened Accession of Queen Victoria to the throne, Charles Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species', which led to various reactions and The serial killer known as Jack the Ripper murdered and mutilated five (and possibly more) ...read more.

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Hyde as it is a reflection of him, he lives in a evil, ugly place and so is Mr. Hyde. In Victorian day and very much to day you get judged on how you dress and how you look Mr. Hyde's physical look is the epitome of evil as he was short, ugly, abnormal disabled and emotional (in sane) "Mr. Hyde was pale, and dwarfish" all of these were considered evil. good and evil Is it a theory because we make up are own minds about what is good and evil but most of this is what we have picked up and we get most of what we know by the life we know, for example Mr. Hyde saw the night life of Soho and picked up every thing from there as Dr Jekyll saw the good life bright, money and nice people. ...read more.

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of your new friend" there isn't a signature on Hyde's face but this implies that he is made by Satin he is owned by evil . Also in Victorian times the action you took and what you did defined if you were good or evil. Mr. Hyde has a element to him that people instantly hate and this is helped by the type of victim he chooses. Mr. Hyde stomps and tramples over a little girl with no regard for the other person. This also give an element of evil as it was a little girl not a man and it is not an accident as in the Carew murder case his choice of victim is also frowned upon its and old gentleman as he beat him to the ground with his cane. As I mention earlier Charles Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species', which led to various reactions and Robert Louis Stevenson has incorporate this in his book Mr. ...read more.

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